What do I need to bring on my RV trip?
Updated: May 12, 2020
What do I need to bring on my RV trip? A good question that has plagued people since RV's have been around. Do I need this, or how many of that? These will add stress both before and during your RV trip, something that you really want to avoid when you are stuck in a space that is less than forty-five feet long. We are here to help you with this. We know a lot about RV's and what you can load in them. We here at RV Recliners and Couches are here to help you with your RV needs and questions. One of the first things that you should think about is your food for your trip. You'd be surprised just how much you can fit in an RV pantry, and you would be surprised by how much you need it. Depending on where you are you might be dealing with a lack of dining options and a long trip to the grocery store, or you be surrounded by dining out opportunities that will drive up your food budget. You can easily store canned foods in your trailer like soup and beans. You can also buy your own soda to save some extra. The fridge and freezer in the majority of RV's and campers will not be groundbreaking, but you can fit some camping essentials. Hot dogs and burgers, anyone?
Your clothes are another item that you should monitor when packing for your trip. Between making sure that your clothes are as functional as they are fabulous, you should see just how much you are packing. You can bring more clothes with you in a camper than you could in a suitcase, but it doesn't mean that you need or should pack all of your clothes. For one thing, those clothes are going to be heavy when they are all tallied. Another consideration is that most RV parks will have laundry mats. This will let you wash your clothes halfway through your trip, or on a schedule if your trip is a month or longer. How many tvs's should I bring on my trip? Do I need surround sound? Yes. And yes. You should bring two tv's minimum with you on your trip, one for the bedroom and one for the living room. You could also distribute them as one for the outside of your trailer or RV and one on the inside. This will really depend on the floor plan of your chosen camper, as to whether you need to surround the answer to the question is yes. Most tv audio today will not be configured for the interior of a camper or the outside of one. Buying a simple soundbar or even a small speaker should be sufficient to boost your audio quality. What should I bring for my pet? Let's start this off by saying that for everyone you will have to pack for this trip, you will pack the least for your pet. You probably need the dog food and the cat food and go off, or the other way around. There are a whole bunch of other things that you should consider though before you go on your trip. Are you going to be spending a lot of time in an area with a lot of cars, then you could consider picking up an additional harness for your dog or even an led collar so that they are more visible at night. Another thing that you may want to consider is to pick up additional flea and tick medication. You are going to be in a different area with a lot of unknowns, the last thing that you want to do is have to be picking ticks off your dog, so just take care of this before you go and that should help with a lot of stress. Depending on where you are going, and the style of camper, you get a good question to ask is if you need to buy necessary camping supplies. It depends on your style of camping, if your camping near a major town or city, then maybe just a few basics like some camping chairs and some tents to keep the bugs away. If you are actually camping in the woods, then this list is probably going to be expanded. Hiking and fishing equipment could be really good sources of entertainment, as wells as being really good sources of memories for you and your family. You may also have to look at things like a generator and sleeping bags depending on where your RVing and what type of RVing you will be doing. Should I change my furniture? If you think that the current furniture is uncomfortable, then you should have it replaced. The great thing is that you can have this done before you even take custody of the RV. Most dealerships are more than willing to change the furniture, for a price, but the benefit of this is that it is a professional job. You won't notice any superficial damage as the workshop will take off the RV in a professional manner. On the flip side, if you are buying a used RV or camper, then, by all means, feel free to do it yourself. The benefit of this is that there is a lower price in both the furniture and man-hours. We actually have tons of review articles on different types of furniture that you could buy and install yourself, so go right ahead and check those out for your self.
On a quick note about furniture, you should definitely replace the mattress that comes with your RV or camper. Unless you paid for ultra-luxury, than it will be more than likely that RV is going to have a thin cracker mattress, so just go ahead and get yourself a new one. We have multiple articles to help you with your RV needs, everything from picking out RV furniture to help articles about what you need to know about your RV and camping. We are dedicated to helping you have the best time with your RV and your new mobile life that we can.